LAM'12

Call for Papers

*** CALL FOR PAPERS v3 ***
5th International Workshop on LOGICS, AGENTS, and MOBILITY (LAM’12),
25 or 26 June 2012, Hamburg, Germany,
organised as satellite workshop at the 33rd Conference on
Theory and Application of Petri Nets and Concurrency.

Organisers:
Berndt “Bertie” Müller (Farwer), University of Glamorgan
Michael Köhler-Bussmeier, University of Hamburg

Workshop Homepage: https://lam12.wordpress.com

* Workshop Purpose *

The aim of this series of workshops is to bring together active
researchers in the areas of logics and other formal frameworks that
can be used to describe and analyse dynamic or mobile systems. The
main focus is on the field of logics and calculi for mobile agents,
and multi-agent systems, but contributions in the area of modelling
and implemantation of location-based, or resource-based applications
are equally welcome.

Many notions used in the theory of agents are derived from philosophy,
logics, and linguistics (belief, desire, intention, speech act, etc.),
and interdisciplinary discourse has proved fruitful for the advance of
this domain. The workshop intends to encourage discussion and work
across the boundaries of the traditional disciplines.

Outside of academia, distributed systems are a reality and agent
programming is beginning to establish itself as a serious contender
amongst more traditional programming paradigms. For example, the
deployment of large-scale pervasive infrastructures (mobile ad-hoc
networks, mobile devices, RFIDs, etc.) raises a number of challenges
for the modelling and programming of large-scale, open and
highly-dynamic distributed systems.

Logics and type systems with temporal or other kinds of modalities
(e.g., relating to location, resource and/or security-awareness) play a
central role in the semantic characterisation and verification of
mobile agent systems. Recently, logics have handling some of these
aspects have been introduced, but many open problems and research
questions remain to be answered. The workshop is intended to
showcase results and current work in the areas outlined above with a
focus on logics and other formalisms assisting the specification,
implementation, and verification of dynamic, mobile systems.

* Scope of Interest *

The main topics of interest include
– specification and reasoning about agents, MAS, and mobile systems
– modal and temporal logics
– model-checking
– treatment of location and resources in logics
– location-based computation and planning (mobile apps, games, etc.)
– security
– type systems and static analysis
– logic programming
– concurrency theory with a focus on mobility or dynamics in agent systems.

* Previous Workshops *

LAM’08: 4–8 August 2008 at ESSLI in Hamburg, Germany
LAM’09: 10 August 2009 at LICS in Los Angeles, USA
LAM’10: 15 July 2010 at LICS in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
LAM’11: 10 September 2011 at CONCUR in Aachen, Germany

* Format of the Workshop *

The workshop will be held as a one day event after the main
conference. There will be a short introduction and brief survey of the
field by the organisers as an introduction to the workshop.

The workshop will contain invited talks, contributed talks, and will
offer opportunities for discussion. The latter will give the participants a
chance to discuss informally research directions, open problems, and
possible co-operations.

* Invited Speakers *
Julia Padberg (title of talk TBA)

* Submission details *

Authors are invited to submit a full paper of original work in the
areas mentioned above. The workshop chair should be informed of
closely related work submitted to a conference or journal in advance
of submission. One author of each accepted paper will be expected to
present it at the LAM’12 workshop. Submissions should not exceed 15
pages, preferably using the LaTeX article or LNCS class. The following
formats are accepted: PDF, PS.

Please send your submission electronically via EasyChair:

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lam12

The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop’s program committee and additional reviewers.
Accepted papers will appear in electronic proceedings and authors
will be encouraged to re-submit papers to formal proceedings to
be published as a separate publication, e.g. as a special journal issue.

*Important Dates *

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2012
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 13 May 2012
Final version of papers due: 1 June 2012
Workshop: 25/26 June 2012

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